Chief Executive Officer (Ceo)

Chief Executive Officer (Ceo)

Kenya Airports Authority

Chief Executive Officer (Ceo)

Details of the offer

The Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the Accounting Officer of the Authority and is responsible to the Board for day-to-day management and co-ordination of activities in the Authority; executing strategy, generating revenue, engaging customers and stakeholders, managing risk and ensuring compliance, driving performance and growing talent.

Have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised institution of higher learning. A Master’s Degree is desirable and certification in aviation is an added advantage;
Have a minimum of 15 years’ working experience, 10 of which will be in a senior management/leadership position with hands on experience and direct responsibility for effectively delivering strategic objectives, generating substantial revenues, managing significant capital and operational budgets, and realising positive cash flows and profits;

Be an outstanding communicator, have strong people management skills, excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels with diverse stakeholders and cause positive outcomes;

Be a strategic thinker with good commercial acumen and able to identify economic opportunities in a dynamic environment, take calculated risks, and capitalising on them;

Demonstrate competence in managing and delivering large-scale infrastructure projects;

Demonstrate decisiveness and adaptability, able to drive change and transformation

Be biased towards taking timely actions, and be a high achiever; and

Have experience working with or interacting with a Board.

In Line with Chapter Six, of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, applicants will also be required to provide:

A Valid Certificate of Tax Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

A Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), i.e., Certified copy of duly completed First Schedule (S.13) Self Declaration form from EACC

Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)


Provide coherent leadership of the Authority, lead the senior management team in the day-to-day running of the Authority and delivery of the organisations mandate and strategic intent at a time of growth and change in the market and the industry as a whole;
Engage with key stakeholders in the development and delivery of strategic customer, government and sector-wide aviation initiatives;

Prepare and present to the Board for deliberation and approval the strategy, long-term capital investment plan, annual budgets and procurement plans that delivery the strategic objectives of the Authority;

Drive maximum utilisation and productivity from all the Authority’s assets, ensuring a positive return on all capital investment and operating expenditure, enhancing the balance between aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues;

Ensure the Authority has adequate systems and processes of accountability, risk management and internal control;

Create a high performance organisation driven by talented and competent staff who consistently deliver outstanding results;

Model the organisation’s values and drive the desired culture; and
Ensure that all the Authority’s policies and operations adhere to and conform to all legal, statutory and regulatory guidelines

Job Requirements
Required education
: Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience
: 10 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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